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cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are Indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. marijuana consists of the dried flowers of Cannabis plants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.

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AUGUSTA -- State lawmakers who are working to launch Maine's adult-use cannabis industry have eliminated all references to social clubs from a proposed overhaul of the marijuana Legalization Act. Voters approved social clubs as part of the legalization referendum in 2016, but lawmakers have ...
Welcome to 2018, when distinguished political reporters are jumping ship to report on pot. Run by longtime political reporter Peter Marcus, just-launched website TheNewsStation.com is striving to be the intersection between pot and politics while also shedding light on daily developments in the cannabis ...

More: Eyeing legal medical marijuana, Missouri NORML's cannabis conference comes to Springfield. Holsman told the News-Leader he largely pulled from the ballot language proposed by a group called New Approach Missouri, which proposes taxing medical marijuana at 4 percent and putting the ...
For years, people have debated whether legalizing marijuana could lead to an increase in the use of the drug among teens. But a new study finds that's not the case, at least for laws that legalize medical marijuana. The study found that teen use of marijuana doesn't seem to change when the drug is ...
Gordon wants Autumn to be able to try an oil derived from cannabis that, in states where it's legal, has helped some kids have fewer seizures. Kansas law doesn't allow the use of marijuana in any form for any reason. But there are some people who can get the oil in Missouri, and by the end of the year it ...
... and a bill has been introduced in the General Assembly that would allow patients who qualify for prescription opioids to access medical cannabis. ... Illinois voters could get a say whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana if lawmakers decide to put the question on November ballots.

The committee has also shut down measures to extend the existing state medical cannabis protections to cover laws that allow for recreational marijuana use. In 2015, that amendment came just nine flipped votes short of passage on the floor. The number of states with legalization has more than doubled ...
Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, an ob-gyn from Yale University and member of PEOPLE's Health Squad, "strongly discourages women from using marijuana in any form during pregnancy." "Even if the mom smokes just one time, there are studies showing that it crosses the placenta. That causes the concentration of ...
Over the past couple of years, few, if any, industries have grown at a more robust pace than legal marijuana. cannabis research firm ArcView has been calling for an annualized growth rate of 26% for the North America pot industry between 2016 and 2021, while marijuana Business Daily's 2017 report, ...
San Luis Obispo appears to be on its way to allowing the county's first recreational marijuana stores. The City Council reviewed drafts of new commercial cannabis laws Tuesday, giving feedback and suggestions while making no formal decisions about adoption before an expected vote on May 1. Council ...
Last year, a large review from the National Academies of sciences, engineering, and Medicine assessed more than 10,000 scientific studies on the medical benefits and adverse effects of marijuana. One area that the report looked closely at was the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain. Chronic ...
Both as a medicine and as a recreational substance, cannabis is the most popular illicit drug in the world. Today, the legal landscape that has prohibited marijuana for much of the twentieth century is giving way to decriminalization and full legalization. Legal, commercial cannabis businesses are already ...
The marijuana implementation committee has taken a series of straw votes that significantly overhaul the law approved by voters in 2016. The changes include cutting in half the number of flowering plants a Maine adult can cultivate for personal use from six plants to three. It also eliminates cannabis social ...
(But) homegrown (cannabis) is going to be difficult to explore right off the bat." Gov. Phil Murphy has said he would sign a marijuana legalization bill, although support from the Legislature has been tepid so far. Are you interested in the N.J. cannabis industry? Subscribe here for exclusive insider information ...
marijuana has been listed as an illegal Schedule I drug under federal law since Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 (CSA). However, in recent years, a number of states have passed bills that decriminalize or legalize medical or recreational marijuana use. As of the writing of this article, ...
PIEDMONT -- Dr. Danielle Ramo didn't have a scare tactics, "this is your brain on drugs" fried egg message in her Piedmont education Speaker Series talk about teen use of tobacco and marijuana. Dr. Danielle Ramo, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco with ...
Recently, UNINTERRUPTED, a sports and Entertainment content network, released The Concept of cannabis, a short documentary on former NBA player-turned-cannabis-entrepreneur Al Harrington. The film follows him ... Does Using CBD Hemp Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test for THC or marijuana?

Columbus, Ohio -- Six unsuccessful applicants to grow medical marijuana in Ohio claim in a new lawsuit that state regulators failed to follow their own rules while scoring cultivator applications, made several scoring errors and hired scoring consultants who had blatant conflicts of interest. Several groups ...
STEVENS POINT - Don't expect marijuana fines to go any lower in Stevens Point in the near future. The Stevens Point City Council voted unanimously to take no action on a proposal that would have reduced pot fines issued by the city from $100 plus court fees to just $5 plus court fees. Council member ...
There is no way to know how many stores will apply for licenses to sell recreational marijuana, since the licensing process does not open until April. "If they do not create rules and regulations governing the virtual separation of medical or adult use cannabis in a smart way, we could end up with a situation ...
As first reported by the Asbury Park Press last week, committee members are contemplating language that would prohibit the growth, sale and processing of cannabis within township borders. Medical marijuana dispensaries are also given consideration. MIDDLETOWN: Township readies ban on business ...
Medical cannabis treatment in Bangkok. 'Polls find that more than two-thirds of Britons and more than half of MPs back the use of medical marijuana.' Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA. The first medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania have opened their doors over the past few days. Thousands of ...
Oklahomans for cannabis held an organizational meeting Saturday at the Norman Public Library's Central Branch. The group is part of a coalition that worked to get signatures on a petition to put the question of medical marijuana on the ballot. The success of that petition resulted in State Question 788 ...
Alfie Dingley with his mother, Hannah Deacon: 'He's just a six-year-old boy, he deserves a happy life.' Photograph: Maggie Deacon/PA. The government has refused to issue a licence for a six-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy to be treated with cannabis oil, despite evidence that it has eased his ...
The doctors want stronger, more streamlined guidelines for medical cannabis use. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images. Doctors have been warned against rushing to prescribe medical cannabis despite Australians' acceptance of its use. To date, the evidence on the effectiveness of medical ...
There are few industries with a faster growth rate at the moment than legal marijuana. In a 2017 report from marijuana Business Daily titled "marijuana Business Factbook 2017," it was forecast that U.S. legal cannabis sales would increase by a whopping 45% in 2018. Much of this growth probably stems ...
It's the first time that a group of young millennials of color has stood up to the government and said the marijuana law is wrong and has destroyed their communities." --Joseph A. Bondy, one of the lawyers behind Washington v. Sessions, which challenges the listing of marijuana as a Schedule I drug and ...
Later in the episode, MRD chats with Lanese Martin, co-founder of the Hood Incubator. The Hood Incubator is an Oakland-based organization that aims to foster equity in the marijuana industry. Through its programming, Hood Incubator supports people of color building businesses in the legal marijuana ...
Now that the state has a governor who is willing to expand the medical marijuana program and legalize recreational cannabis, Greenleaf's CEO Julio Valentin and other dispensary owners who took the early financial and legal risks say they are ready to step up and serve this growing market. "I've proven ...
As of now, it is recreational use is legal in several states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine and yes, even Washington, D.C. Yet, new cannabis businesses pop up everyday as savvy entrepreneurs find ways to cash in. In 2016, Whoopi Goldberg launched a successful marijuana line for menstrual cramps ...
The research shouldn't be taken as the be-all and end-all in the great debate over whether cannabis is bad for the brain. For one thing, the study looked only at marijuana use in the past 30 days, and the participants had fairly low levels of pot consumption. In addition, Hutchison told Live science, there ...
A green, upside-down triangle with a cannabis leaf in the center will become Michigan's universal warning sign that a medical marijuana product contains the psychoactive ingredient THC. The symbol will go on all containers or bags that contain actual marijuana plant materials or marijuana-infused ...
Jonathan Zaid never imagined that his chronic illness would set him on a path to leadership, helping Canadian patients gain access to affordable medicinal cannabis. But since becoming the founder and executive director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical marijuana (CFAMM), in 2014, Zaid can't ...
OCEANPORT - Oceanport and West Long Branch are two more Shore towns planning to ban marijuana dispensaries, if and when weed is legalized in New Jersey. Oceanport Councilman Joseph Irace said their borough doesn't have much of a business district and they don't want to be among the first ...
Hydropothecary (TSXV:THCX; OTC:HYYDF) is a Canadian medical (and soon recreational) cannabis producer based in Quebec. THCX has among the lowest cannabis production costs in the country, thanks to their greenhouses and Quebec's ultra-low electricity costs. This could give THCX an edge if ...
However, all of these risks are well known and readily visible. There's one potentially silent killer which could wreck marijuana stocks that investors seem completely unaware of -- dilution. The legal marijuana industry isn't particularly profitable, save for a handful of the larger players in the Canadian market ...
marijuana sales spike each year leading up to 4/20 and on the day itself, according to cannabis market research firm Headset, which called it "the most anticipated day in the cannabis industry." Total sales in Colorado and Washington, where the drug is legal, totaled more than $15 million on April 20, 2017 ...
Join staff reporter Penelope Overton and an experienced panel to discuss one of Maine's newest growth industries: medical marijuana. We'll explore what business opportunities exist in this market, how the caregiver network has evolved, proposed state legislation and rules that could transform the industry ...
MIDDLETOWN - The township committee is planning on introducing legislation that would prohibit marijuana-related businesses in Middletown. ... industry, which has been trying to rehab the drug's image as you can see in the video above, is looking at New Jersey as the next frontier in legal cannabis.
Medical marijuana programs in other states allowed patients suffering from anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain and other conditions access to cannabis. That could soon be the case in New Jersey. Last year, the state's Medical marijuana Review Panel recommended 43 additional conditions to be added to New ...
... argued that the law illegally restricts her right to travel with her medicine in states where pot is not allowed or to places controlled by the federal government -- including on airplanes. A third plaintiff, the cannabis cultural Association, a nonprofit group created to assist minorities in the marijuana industry, ...
scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted a review of existing imaging data that looked at the effects of alcohol and marijuana, or cannabis, on the brain. Their findings linked alcohol consumption with long-term changes to the structure of white matter and gray matter in the brain. The use of ...
Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species, but hemp has so little THC in it that drug users can't get high from it. THC -- tetrahydrocannabinol -- is the cannabis chemical that causes that effect. Since hemp has major industrial potential -- it is used in a wide range of foods, fabrics and other ...
"cannabis is now legal in California and a direct result of that is the munchies a lot of times," he joked. The photo drew praise and criticism. Some objected to a child photographed outside a dispensary. marijuana is medicinal and not like alcohol, Senn countered, adding that doctors have been known to ...
But lately she's been spending a lot of time in the Health and Human Services Committee, where lawmakers are working to overhaul the medical cannabis program. "There's a lot of medical marijuana cultivators who have their eye on the adult-use program," Melnick says. "And as they've seen some things ...
At age 70, Fisher has discovered the benefits of cannabis. "I'm a disciple," she said. "I would go out and give testimonials if I didn't think the feds were going to come and put me on the no-fly list." Fisher is among a growing number of Oregon seniors using marijuana extracts to treat aches and ailments.
"It's been a rough week so far," said Lindsay Short, of Db3, a Seattle company that makes cannabis-infused candies and other edibles. "We've probably shipped 30 or 40 sales orders and had only five get through the system." The traceability system serves as something of a hub for pot transactions.
There's virtually no industry growing at a more breakneck pace at the momentum than legal marijuana. According to ArcView, one of the world's leading cannabis research firms, the North American weed industry is expected to grow sales by an average of 26% annually through 2021. This would imply ...
Trapp, who worked as a counselor and director of Phoenix Health Programs, a substance abuse treatment center, believes that medical marijuana is effective in ... Peters explained that marijuana provides relief for many veterans suffering from PTSD, chronic pain and sleep disorders, and that cannabis is a ...
investors looking for exposure to the burgeoning cannabis sector but wanted to avoid selecting stocks themselves now have an additional choice, but with a slight twist this time compared to other existing ETFs. We recently discussed in our article "2 New marijuana ETFs Coming" that Evolve ETFs was filing ...


 

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